Everyone loves pretty stationery right? Everyone has boxes of empty notebooks they have bought on whim…. just in case you need one in the future? No? Just me then!
My absolute favourite place to pick up unique and unusual stationery is TK MAXX / HomeSense. With each store having their own individual stock, you can always find a gem regardless of which store you visit. In fact, the things I buy most from the joint stores are notebooks and hot sauce!
Even though I work in Tech in an office based job, I still can’t prise myself away from a notepad and pen for my day to day organising and what gets you through a grim client briefing than a pretty pad of paper! They also make really cute gifts to give to a creative or a student… or just someone that appreciates a high gsm weight! <geek alert!>
I find most of the brands are American or European which definitely helps as they seem to have the cutest bits! I have blogged about my favourite Eccolo World Domination notebook before (here) but it is a stationery brand I have come to love as their slogan notebooks just make me chuckle. I don’t think I could have found 2 more apt books!
On my latest trip to paper mecca, I scored a new Eccolo Hustle notebook, mint green and rose gold notelets from Lady Jane Ltd and a grey marble page marker post it pack from C R Gibson … oh and a box of these adorable cherry elastic bands for 50p from Just Mustard!
If there is ever a paper shortage, I know I can ride it out with a collection I’ve been hoarding since I was a kid, don’t get me started on pens too!